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Book of Singapore's Firsts



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Book of Singapore's Firsts by Dr. E. Kay Gillis
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This book is the first of its kind. "The Book of Singapore's Firsts" brings together over 300 fascinating 'firsts' in Singapore. Do you know who owned the first car brought into Singapore? Authors Kay Gillis and Kevin Tan have compiled a personal collection of interesting and intriguing 'firsts' in an A-Z encyclopedia. Listings include: Academic Journal; Aerobatics Team; Amusement Park; Asian Games Medallist; Criminal Investigation Bureau; Dentist; Department Store; Film; Public Gardens; Gas Works; Golf Club; Heart Transplant; Hotel; Ice House; Judge; Land Lease; Lemon Grass Factory; Malay Orchestra; Market; Newspaper; Observatory; Olympian; Patent; Printing Press; Queen's Scholars; Revolving Restaurants; and Sextuplets.

Author Biography

Kay Gillis holds a doctorate in politics and history from Murdoch University and is Research Associate of the Asia Research Centre in Perth, Western Australia. Her first book, Singapore Civil Society and British Power traces the ebb and flow of civil society during the British period. She has lived in Singapore since 1991. Kevin Tan holds a doctorate in law from Yale Law School. He is a well-known local legal and historical scholar and author and is currently President of the Singapore Heritage Society. This is his 14th book.
Release date NZ
June 6th, 2006
Country of Publication
Talisman Publishing
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